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I have noticed one issue that seems to have been forgotten when the party leaders debated in NUIG last Monday is the epidemic we have around mental health and suicide. There seems to be a reluctance in some quarters to talk about mental well being and issues we have amongst our younger generation, although not excusive to this generation.In June 2017 I contacted Minister Bruton (Education Minister at the time) with the suggestion of including positive well being and mental health awareness into the school curriculum but not to increase the workload on teachers.
Just as we require healthcare services for physical ailments, we also require a system which treats our good mental health as a priority. Physical and mental health are inextricably linked and in this day and age, any world class health service must treat our minds as well as our bodies.
Researchers from the School of Psychology at NUI Galway are currently recruiting participants from ages 16-35 in the Galway area to participate in a new psychology therapy study being trialed for individuals who are in the first five years of a diagnosis of psychosis. Early psychosis, which refers to a range of mental health difficulties often associated with experiences of hallucinations or delusions, can result in significant difficulties with social and occupational functioning.
Mayo has developed the country’s first online information resource for young people whose parents experience mental health distress. The WITH project (Wellbeing In The Home), a young person’s guide to parental mental health, was launched in The Linenhall, Castlebar.
Have you ever lost track of time while you were doing an activity? You may have been troubled that day with any one of the trials life can throw at you, but all this faded into the background while you were engrossed in some activity or project. It may seem counterintuitive to solve an issue by not thinking incessantly about it, but sometimes you just need to let go and the answers will flow to you. In fact, this process is often called ‘flow state’, or can be referred to simply as being ‘in the zone’.
We all know that exercise is good for us on a physical level, ensuring we all stay fit and healthy, but did you know that exercise can also make you a happier person? Regular exercise is proven to reduce stress and improve your general wellbeing, reducing feelings of depression, anxiety, and stress.
NUI Galway and the GMIT need to put more resources into mental health support structures for students, and must recognise that students "suffer from incredible pressures" that is putting their mental health "at risk".
A fantastic one-day health and wellness event will be held next month at the stunning Claregalway Castle in Galway.
The Healthy Galway City Strategy 2019-2021, launched this week, aims to ensure Galway is a city where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health and wellbeing to their full potential, where wellbeing is valued and supported at every level of society, and where responsibility for health and wellbeing is shared and supported.
NUI Galway recently held its annual Alumni Awards and among the recipients was eminent lawyer and jurist, Grainne McMorrow, who was honoured for her achievements in the field of law, public policy, and government – a category sponsored by Ronan Daly Jermyn.